Country Egypt
Region Middle East
Duration Start 1 February, 2019 till 31 December, 2021
Field of expertise Improving Access to Basic Services
Policy field(s) Community development
Institutional development
Local economic development
Partners CID consulting
MDF, Management for Development Foundation Ede
Funding World Bank
Project code 11408
The objective of the Upper Egypt Local Development Program (UELDP) is to improve the business environment for private sector development and strengthen local government capacity for quality infrastructure and service delivery in Qena and Sohag Governorates in Upper Egypt.

The Program aims to:
i) improve the business environment and economic competitiveness
ii) close the persisting gaps in access to and quality of infrastructure and services.

The objective of the implementation support assignment is to (i) help the Programme Coordination Office of Ministry of Local Development and the governorate staff – at governorate Dewan/ Markaz/ District levels – upgrade their approaches (including skills, tools and processes), (ii) provide trouble shooting support, and (iii) enable the Program as a whole to track progress over time in order to enable regular adaptation to needs and opportunities on the ground.

The implementation support consultant will assist the Programme Coordination Office to establish systems and/or operation manuals required to manage the scope of the project. This will require a thorough assessment of the current systems and/or manuals and drafting recommendations for improvement, if needed.

The consultant will ensure that: i) the above systems and manuals are fit for propose; and ii) all relevant Programme Coordination Office and LIUs staff are fully trained in the use of these systems and manuals.
The consultant will assist the Programme Coordination Office with the prequalification of contractors by providing the Programme Coordination Office with the support and technical advice necessary to prepare the prequalification documents and evaluation reports. The IS consultant will provide support to the Programme Coordination Office throughout the procurement process and support to manage the tender evaluation process.